The Greatest (Devil) Rays to Ever Wear... #3

Uncontested Numbers:

98- Jae Soe

97- Joe Beimel

80- Julio Santana

71- Damian Rolls

70- Joe Maddon(Manager)

68- Ruddy Lugo

63- Jim "The Rookie" Morris

62- Jeff Sparks

42- Jackie Robinson (Retired by the MLB)

12- Wade Boggs

6- John Flarherty


As voted by

61- Travis Phelps (95% of the votes)

60- Jonny Gomes (61% of the votes)

59- Jorge Cantu (71% of the votes)

58- Wade Davis (54% of the votes)

57- Scott Kazmir (93% of the votes)

56- Tim Corcoran (50% of the votes)

55- Toby Hall (80% of the votes)

54- Geremi Gonzalez (53% of the votes)

53- Chad Bradford (83% of the votes)

52- Al Reyes (77% of the votes)

51- Trever Miller (60% of the votes)

50- Grant Balfour (64% of the votes)

49- Tanyon Sturtze (37% of the votes)

48- Joe Borowski (85% of the votes)

47- Victor Zambrano (94% of the votes)

46- Bobby Seay (57% of the votes)

45- Jim Mecir (67% of the votes)

44- Toby Hall (91% of the votes)

43- Esteban Yan (60% of the votes)

41- Paul Wilson (45% of the votes)

40- Troy Percival (52% of the votes)

39- J.P. Howell (66% of the votes)

38-Lance Carter (55% of the votes)

37-Seth McClung (65% of the votes)

36-Edwin Jackson (96% of the votes)

35-Dan Wheeler (54% of the votes)

34-Jeff Niemann (77% of the votes)

33-James Shields (81% of the votes)

32- Albie Lopez (55% of the votes)

31- Jonny Gomes (95% of the votes)

30- Rolando Arrojo (48% of the votes)

29- Fred McGriff (97% of the votes)

28- Danys Baez (66% of the votes)

27- Damon Hollins (52% of the votes)

26- Scott Kazmir (70% of the votes)

25- Russ Johnson (85% of the votes)

24- Tino Martinez (60% of the votes)

23- Carlos Pena (92% of the votes)

22- Matt Garza (91% of the votes)

21- Ty Wigginton (51% of the votes)

20- Miguel Cairo (57% of the votes)

19- Scott Kazmir (50% of the votes)

18- Ben Zobrist (88% of the votes)

17- Joe Kennedy (88% of the votes)

16-Travis Lee (50% of the votes)

15- Cliff Floyd (75% of the votes)

14- David Price (67% of the votes)

13- Carl Crawford (94% of the votes)

11- Jason Tyner (37% of the votes)

10- Damian Rolls (45% of the votes)
9- B.J. Upton (36% of the votes)
8- Jason Bartlett (83% of the votes)
5- Rocco Baldelli (100% of the votes)

4-(Still Pending)

Today, we'll discuss the number "3"

The Candidates: 

Quinton McCracken(1998-2000), Brett Abernathy(2001-2003), Jorge Cantu (2004-2007), Jorge Valandia (2007), Evan Longoria(2008-2009), Felix Escalona(2002-2003), Jason Smith(2002-2003)

Quinton McCracken played in 210 games where he had 220 hits, 44 doubles, 8 triples, 8 homeruns, 79 RBIs, and batted .277.

Brent Abernathy  was traded by the Toronto Blue Jay, in 2000, for Mark Guthrie and Steve Trachsel. Abernathy would play in 198 games where he would have 194 hits, 35 doubles, 5 triples, 7 homeruns, 73 RBIs, and batted .251.

Jorge Cantu would play in 332 games where he would have 343 hits, 83 doubles, 4 triples, 44 homeruns, 200 RBIs, and batted .278. Cantu was traded in 2007 to the Cincinnati Reds along with Shaun Cumberland for Calvin Medock and Brian Shackelford.

Jorge Velandia played in 14 games where he had 16 hits, 4 doubles, 2 homeruns, 4 RBIs, and batted .320.

Evan Longoria played in 279 games where he had 286 hits, 75 doubles, 2 triples, 60 homeruns, 198 RBIs, 16 stolenbases,  batted .277, was an All-Star in 2008 and 2009, won the Rookie of the Year award in 2008, won the Gold Glove for AL Third Basemen in 2009, and won the Silver Slugger award in 2009.  

Jason Smith wore "3" for 1 game in 2003 where he had 1 hit and batted .250.

Felix Escalona wore "3" for part of the 2003 season where he palyed in 10 games and batted .185.

 So, Draysbay, I turn to you...

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